Latvia -Gender pay gap discussed -August 13, 2014

Women's salaries are, on the average, about 17% lower than men's salaries; even if they work the same jobs as men. The proportion of women in the country is one of the largest in Europe.

During the opening ceremony of the ‘Līdzvērtīgas iespējas’ (Equal opportunities) campaign it was stated that women's salaries are, on the average, about 17% lower than men's salaries. Women receive smaller salaries even if they work the same jobs as men. The proportion of women in the country is one of the largest in Europe, nevertheless, Latvia is ranked 15th on the European Union's gender equality index list.

English: http://www.baltic-course.com/eng/analytics ...    

 

For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the communications officer at the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit http://www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net.


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